Long Range Squirrels

Old Hickory 45

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If you want something that is as quiet as a 17HMR but good for head shots to 300 yards, try a 22 Hornet. Loaded with 12.6 grains of Lil'Gun, 40 grain Vmax or Sierra Blitzking in WW brass with a Fed small pistol primer. Will shoot well under an inch at 200 yards.

Target aquares are 1/2" on a side.

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My brother Charlie agrees with this very much.
 

trustyrusty22

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If you want something that is as quiet as a 17HMR but good for head shots to 300 yards, try a 22 Hornet. Loaded with 12.6 grains of Lil'Gun, 40 grain Vmax or Sierra Blitzking in WW brass with a Fed small pistol primer. Will shoot well under an inch at 200 yards.

Target aquares are 1/2" on a side.

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How are you finding squirrels at 300 yards?
 

Dean2

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How are you finding squirrels at 300 yards?
Combination of using the rifle scope and a Leica crf. They stick out pretty good. Gophers are about 6-8" tall by 3-4" wide. You can see them with your bare eyes well past 200 in short grass. I would think tree squirrels would be just as visible and I presume no one would be imprudent enough to be shooting squirrels that are in trees at 100 to 200 yards.
 
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trustyrusty22

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Combination of using the rifle scope and a Leica crf. They stick out pretty good. Gophers are about 6-8" tall by 3-4" wide. You can see them with your bare eyes well past 200 in short grass.
So you're looking on the ground not in the tree tops? I've always looked up for them.
 

Old Hickory 45

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I have shot squirrels at 200 yards with my Savage BMAG .17 WSM. Of course, that is after most of the tree leaves are dropped. It's hard going right now with such heavy cover for them.
 

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A friends Cold bore shot … been setting trail cam off all the time last couple weeks.. won’t be a problem now..
 

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